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Author Topic: Built-Rite or Wolfe Ridge?  (Read 762 times)

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Re: Built-Rite or Wolfe Ridge?
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2021, 09:22:58 AM »
Thanks, Countryboy. I have considered processors. Can't find much under $20k, including used. But not sure I'm ready for that plunge yet. If I do, would likely be a post-retirement gig selling enough to make it worthwhile. For now, upgrading my Troy-Built for the 10-15 cords/yr I need seems right.
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Re: Built-Rite or Wolfe Ridge?
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2021, 09:56:38 AM »

I never ran a TW but the auto-cycle function on my Eastonmade was flawless and to me was a big productivity gain. Once I hit "go" I was free to be loading the log lift etc. and that amounts to half of the cycle time so I am curious what went wrong for you?
I like the idea behind the Prince auto cycle valve and have used a lot of prince valves on many projects. It just seems the auto cycle valve can be a little finicky and sensitive on the temp of the oil due to weather that changes the pressure on the system and can cause the valve to kick out when you don't want it to. When I ran the splitter I didn't have any issues I would just adjust the valve if needed. I don't think the helpers liked the two lever operation and how it had to be ran if you need to stop and back up. We do a ton of hedge and locust and it nasty splitting wood a lot of the time. My helpers just like a one lever detent return valve so that what I have on the splitter they run. I still have the auto cycle on my processor but I am the only one that runs it. I do have to reset the pressure once in a while. I just thing before any one spends the money that one cost they need to run one on the wood they are going to split and see if it works for there operation. Its like multi wedges they work good for some and others need to leave them alone. 

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